Postgraduate Course: University Art Collections Project (HIAR11086)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This University of Edinburgh Art Collections Project course is a practice-led course designed to engage students in the research and display of aspects of the university collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, rare books, archives, photographs, material and visual culture.
Talbot Rice has provided a space for student displays using objects from university collections. Student research will involve suitable choice of objects for display, attendant research, assessment of object conservation, assessment of technical requirements for display, assessment of publicity requirements, and audience engagement projects such as gallery talks. Student display projects will go on display as part of Talbot Rice's programme for the general public, thus engaging students directly in the work of a gallery exhibition programme. Students may also undertake research that feeds into the University Collections acquisitions programme, thus assisting in the ongoing development of the collections. They will learn to work collaboratively with curatorial and academic staff and with their peer working group. Tailored to student interests at start of academic year.
Aims of the course:
1. Give students a direct working knowledge of a major university collection
2. Give students relevant curatorial experience with collections research, management and display
3. Provide training in communicating academic research to the general public
4. Engage students in preparing academic research for public dissemination through gallery display.
5. Give students practical experience in preparing works of art for public display (overseeing conservation status and publicity)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- gain first-hand experience of working with university collections in a curatorial capacity.
- learn to use collections-based research for the purpose of display for the general public.
- undertake research that can actively inform an understanding of institutional collections in a historical context
- gain direct experience of mounting displays for the public out of university collections, working first-hand with objects.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Communication of academic research to the general public.
|Course organiser||Dr Andrew Horn
|Course secretary||Miss Siobhan Byron
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744